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GE Renewable Energy, EDF RE and Mitsui & Co. to build wind farm

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GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by EDF RE and Mitsui & Co., Ltd to supply equipment for the 87 MW Taza onshore wind farm. 27 of GE’s 3.2-85 onshore wind turbines will be installed near Taza, in the North of Morocco. The project is part of the energy strategy of Morocco, which has a goal of producing 52% of its installed electric power from renewable energies by 2030.

The Taza project is expected to start operations at the beginning of 2022, powering the equivalent of 350 000 homes and saving up to 200 000 t of CO2.

This project adds to the 200 MW GE Renewable Energy has built in Morocco at the Akhfenir wind farm, which has been in operation since 2014.

Manar al-Moneef, GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind regional leader for MENAT, said: “Morocco, which has a great potential for wind energy and has been an early mover in the journey toward renewable energy integration, has achieved great progress toward its renewable energy targets. We are thrilled to be partnering with EDF and Mitsui & Co., Ltd and to reinforce our position in the country.”

 

 

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